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How Do I Justify Content Marketing When The ROI Is Low?

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So your boss has told you that you need to start doing some content marketing, but he also wants to see regular reports and a clear ROI from your marketing spend.

What are you going to do?

Surely, as everyone knows, content marketing has a low ROI; it’s never going to get you the big bang for your buck that you need to demonstrate in a short space of time?!?

Well, that might just be where you’re wrong.

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How To Convince Management To Invest In Content Marketing

How To Convince Management To Invest In Content Marketing

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So apart from GrowTraffic, I’ve worked as a marketer, marketing manager and head of marketing in several businesses during my sixteen years as a corporate marketer and over those years I’ve had to fight over and over again to get management to buy in and invest in content marketing.

As a marketer, you’ll understand the benefits of content marketing. But how do you go about convincing your senior management team?

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What Is The State Of Digital Marketing In 2019 And What Does It Mean For Your Business?

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Any business that wants to get ahead and succeed in 2019 and beyond must get to grips with digital marketing. If most of your customers aren’t already online, they soon will be.

Not just that, but businesses must keep up with the latest digital marketing trends so that they don’t fall behind the competition. Digital marketing just doesn’t stay still. It’s always evolving to keep up with technological innovations and changes in consumer behaviour. This naturally means that your digital marketing strategy needs to evolve with it.

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7 Psychological Triggers That Will Boost Conversions and Sales

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Generating views and sales is the number one goal of most marketers. Getting prospects to visit your website and make purchases is a difficult task. There are lots of competitors out there which offer products of similar quality and standing out can seem like it’s impossible. Luckily, there are ways you can influence users to stay on your website. Applying psychology to your marketing tactics can lead to some interesting results.

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Happy International Women’s Day, From GT

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When you do Content Marketing for a business, for the purposes of SEO, one of the first things you do is draw up a content calendar. You match up what dates are going to be coming up in the year that you can write a blog post about. Some might be more relevant than others. Some might be very tenuous indeed.

However, if you can link what you do to a calendar date – something that people are already going to be talking about; something that people will already be searching for online – then it’s beneficial for your website. More people already looking for the type of content you’re writing, ergo more visitors back to your website. It ain’t rocket science.

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SEO Or Content Marketing: Which Is Best For My Strategy?

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In the digital era, it is important to consider what tools and channels to use for achieving the set goals. They will, after all, determine the effectiveness of your marketing strategy. You need to make smart choices that will yield the best results.

When it comes to choosing the best digital marketing tools, it is hard to avoid the purported rivals — SEO (search engine optimisation) or content marketing. They are two of the most important aspects of digital marketing, never losing their relevance even in the face of constantly changing marketing trends.

This infographic by Serpwatch shows that SEO builds a strong case, with statistics showing that more than 40% of business revenue is captured by organic traffic. Content marketing, however, is not far behind. It helps businesses to get more leads through blogging.

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How Can I Tell If My Blogger Is Any Good?

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So you’ve employed an SEO Copywriter to start producing blogs for your website in order to boost your website’s traffic, and thus get you more new customers.

Good move; you’re already on the right step to grabbing those top rankings for your keywords on Google!

But how can you tell if the blogger you’ve employed to write your blogs is any good? Well, luckily for you, there are a couple of key benchmarks that will help you tell whether your SEO Copywriter is da bomb, such as whether or not your blogs are uploaded on time, whether the spelling, grammar and punctuation is correct, and whether your copywriter is writing about the type of subjects that will interest your audience.

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Which Social Media Platform Should I Use In 2019 To Improve My Rankings?

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Social media. It’s a rum old thing, ain’t it?!

It seems that every day there’s a new platform introduced, one bought out by someone else, one dropping off the radar.

Just as soon as you’ve got your head around one social media platform, it turns out that its no longer down wiv da kids, and they’ve all moved somewhere else anyway. There’s just you and your Nan left, liking each other’s cat videos.

Or, at least, as a thirty-something with a nine year old son, that’s how I feel! I’ve no sooner figured out one social media channel he’s using, and he’s lost interest in that one and has moved on to something completely new.

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5 Scary Halloween SEO Almost Facts

5 Scary SEO (Almost) Facts For Halloween

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It’s Halloween.

I have to write a blog post.

So, because I’m a good content marketer and I know how to link my content to the calendar dates – no matter how tenuous that link may be – I’m naturally going to give you a ‘Scary SEO Facts for Halloween’ blog post.

The trouble is, that whilst you can find loads of such posts already online, they’re not actually that easy to write. Or at least, not without massive caveats.

And you know why that is? It’s because SEO is not a fact based discipline. And that makes it very hard to write a blog about the SEO facts!  Read More

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The Top Ten SEO KPIs To Monitor (Infographic)

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Here at GrowTraffic, we like to position ourselves as the antidote to SEO companies.

We do say that slightly tongue in cheek – we’re not that big headed really – and it’s not that we think we’re a million times better than any other SEO agencies out there (although, we do think we’re a little bit better than a lot of SEO companies out there! Just a little bit.).

No, one of the main reasons we say that we’re different is because of the fact that we give our clients measurable KPIs, so they can assess what we’re doing and how well we’re doing it.

But if you’re trying to do SEO by yourself, or if you’re working with an agency that hasn’t told you what you’re supposed to be watching out for, how do you know which metrics to keep an eye on? Well luckily for you, GT have come up with our handy little infographic on The Top 10 SEO KPIs to Monitor (below), so you can see at a glance what you’re supposed to be checking, why you need to check it, and where.  Read More

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How To Do A Content Audit (And Why You Should)

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If you run a blog, if your business website has a blog, or if you have ever toyed with the idea of starting a blog, you have likely adopted the maxim of “publish quality and publish often”. Which comes as no surprise, as the world wide web is simply teeming with articles instructing you to do just that: publish blog posts regularly, so as to always have something new to offer readers and potential customers.

Don’t get me wrong – publishing quality content on a regular basis is something we all should be striving for, in one form or another, but in reality, this is never easy, is sometimes very challenging, and at times neigh-on impossible. Especially if you are the only one writing for said blog.  Read More

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How Is Content Marketing Changing in 2018?

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More and more, traditional marketing strategies are either going out the window or being saved for the big boys.

Since the big boys obviously don’t need little old me writing their marketing strategy, I’m going to talk to the rest of you, rest of us anyway. How do you compete?

Content marketing has changed the game.  Stop swimming and die, or in this case, stop evolving, stop adapting, stop giving great answers, and die.  Read More